Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Kaohsiung

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Home to one of the tooth relics of Gautama Buddha, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum serves as a Mahayana Buddhist center. This complex opened in 2011 as an educational, religious, and cultural space for local and foreign visitors. Located behind the main temple, this area is over 100 hectares (247 acres) and has eight Chinese pagodas symbolizing the Noble Eightfold Path. Here, you will also find stupas that represent the Four Noble Truths, Welcoming Hall, Memorial Hall, and a photo terrace where you can capture images to show friends at home. Make Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum part of your personalized Kaohsiung itinerary using our Kaohsiung itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very huge new complex of temples built through public donations. It has free entry but still seems like a tourist trap as you need to walk through souvenir shops to get anywhere! It is however, a beau...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    It may look like a small enclosure tourist attraction but the place inside is huge!!!!! Get prepared to spend a day for photo taking and for the Buddhist you will need more time for praying as well. D...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    曠, to promote a little walk to the b bit seems just around the corner, right on the international walk very far, summer heat can't cover, built Council evening brought children good comparison in the future. Qi inside has blown cold place to visit, but special attention, only vegetarian food.
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  • July 1, 2017
    If The Great Buddah was truly a seeker of ego-less trancendance, then he'd be banging his head against his banyan tree knowing this place exists in his universe. We visited on a Sunday. After navigating the Byzantine process of parking our car and entering under the large new-construction fiberglass Buddha statue, a female monk interrupted my conversation with my wife to eagerly point upward and say "Hamburger! Hamburger!" Evidently, there is a restaurant on the upper floor beneath the 75' high reposing Buddha statue, and hamburgers are on the menu. Make me one with everything? I'm samsara I asked... but wait... I didn't. It's sort of The Creation museum for Buddha-inclined tourists. A new campus was added to the complex in 2013, and it's all made of concrete and modern materials. There's little if anything which suggests antiquity here. Even the relics in the large prayer rooms look like they came out of a recent edition of a religious supply catalog. I'm local, so I had to come here. You may not be, so give this place a miss.
  • May 27, 2017
    Very big and educational temple. It's clean and beautiful too. Cater 1 full day to explore everything because the place is huge! Not forgetting there's a Starbucks too
  • April 15, 2017
    Great museum experience! Mixture of religion, culture, education, and vegetarianism. Suitable for all ages. And it's barrier-free! Tranquil place for visitors.
  • February 10, 2017
    A must-see when visiting Kaohsiung. The Fo Gang Shan covers a huge area with an endless numbers of amazing structures and buildings. The Budhah and Lady Of Mercy Statues are amazingly beautiful and so is the Museum. Allow yourself plenty of time as it covers a huge area. Wheelchairs are available on loan free of charge. Good vegetarian food is also available at very reasonable prices.
  • February 21, 2017
    There are at least 4 museums within this beautiful complex. It's a must see. The architecture is amazing. Much to see and learn. There are 4 stupas on the roof, museum on Buddha's life, one on fo Guang Shan monastery history, one on Buddhist festivals and so on. A nice shopping complex full of vegetarian restaurants is also present.

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